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City Council considers new police cars; passes homelessness ordinance

City Council considers new police cars; passes homelessness ordinance

By Jack Mayne With aging and dilapidated police cars, the Normandy Park City Council is trying to decide whether to buy four new cars or only two, even one, right away. Acting Police Chief Brian Sommer... [Read more]

Susan West returns to Normandy Park City Council

Susan West returns to Normandy Park City Council

By Jack Mayne Former Mayor Susan West was reappointed to the Normandy Park City Council following the resignation of Councilmember Doug Osterman. The Council voted on Tuesday (April 12) over seven other... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis resigns

Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis resigns

Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis announced on the department’s blog Wednesday (April 13) that he is resigning, effective April 30. Sergeant Brian Sommer will serve as Acting Chief of Police... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

Here’s episode #46 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Normandy Park ‘Festival of the Arts’ is coming May 14-15

SAVE THE DATE: Normandy Park ‘Festival of the Arts’ is coming May 14-15

Greetings and salutations to all Artists and supporters of the Arts! The city of Normandy Park and the Normandy Park Arts Commission is happy to announce the 2016 Normandy Park Festival of the Arts!... [Read more]

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is a March #HighlineAlum

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is a March #HighlineAlum

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is featured in this month’s Highline Public Schools’ #HighlineAlum social media campaign. West is a 1985 graduate of Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines. West... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police arrest possible car prowler on SW 174th Monday

Normandy Park Police arrest possible car prowler on SW 174th Monday

For those who may have seen some police activity in the 400 block of SW 174th Street (map below), here is what happened, according to the Normandy Park Police Department: “An Officer, I think his... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Trilliums plentiful in Normandy Park’s Walker Preserve

PHOTOS: Trilliums plentiful in Normandy Park’s Walker Preserve

Trilliums were plentiful on WABI Burien’s ‘Weekday Walkers’ trek through Walker Preserve in Normandy Park Wednesday morning (March 16), as photographed by resident Elston Hill (click... [Read more]

UPDATE: Fundraiser to ‘Save Normandy Park Police’ nearing its $142K goal

UPDATE: Fundraiser to ‘Save Normandy Park Police’ nearing its $142K goal

Donors have helped raise $131,160 of the $142,000 target goal to ‘Save Normandy Park Police,’ according to the cause’s GoFundMe page. A total of 156 donors have raised that amount in... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Scenes from opening night of the Poverty Bay Wine Festival

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Scenes from opening night of the Poverty Bay Wine Festival

The 12th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival fundraiser was uncorked Friday night, and attendees got into the spirit by using the hashtag #drinktomusic. The fest continues today – Saturday, March 5 –... [Read more]